Set in Curaçao — a stunning island in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast — the remaining trio of Arie, Jef and Sean had one-on-one dates with the option of an overnight stay.
“I think about tomorrow morning and hope and pray that it will be so obvious to me that I made the right choice,” she said prior to the dates.
Sean was up first with a romantic date on the beach, snorkeling and reading to Emily an emotional letter in which he let her know he was serious — up to the point of letting her daughter Ricki know, via a letter, he wasn’t trying to step into the shoes of her late father.
“I have fallen in love with you,” Sean told Emily, “and I know it, without a shadow of the doubt.
After some spa smooching, the two parted ways.
Jef and Emily shared a romantic boat date, winding up at a private cove where they exchanged romantic words. When the North Carolina beauty invited him to the Fantasy Suite, he declined out of respect for their families. Still, the two traded kisses.
That led us to Arie, whose sizzling attraction with Emily is quite evident from the passionate kisses they shared on their date, in which they took a boat out and swam. This time, Emily didn’t trust herself with Arie alone because the chemistry was just too white-hot.
At the rose ceremony, each man expressed their fondness for Emily in a vignette. Jef received the first rose, leaving the busty stunner to choose between Sean and Arie.
She chose Arie.
“I feel kind of stupid because I knew with certainty I was ready to spend forever with you,” Sean said. “I didn’t see this coming. I think you should know this hurts me.”
At that point, Emily broke down in tears. As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the 26-year-old is the first single mom in the show’s eight-season history, as she has a 6-year-old daughter named Ricki. Emily’s former fiancée, NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick, died in a 2004 plane crash while she was pregnant.
ABC airs a special The Men Tell All on Monday, July 16 at 8/7c, and we’ll find out who Emily picks when The Bachelorette’s three hour finale airs, followed by After The Final Rose, on Sunday, July 22.